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by LaserGuy
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 29565
Views: 1748589

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Dark Tower: This should be an exciting game. Scum team is me, jimbob and SDK. I'm godfather/roleblocker, jimbob is false inventor, SDK is rolecop. We also have a 1-shot ninja kill that can be used by anyone. We also have day chat, which is kind of fun. SDK is worried about the new guys, so I am ...
by LaserGuy
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Dark Tower - Mission failure
Replies: 500
Views: 21327

Re: The Dark Tower - Day 1 - Mistrust

Hi everyone! Four votes on D1? I didn't realize I was so intimidating. YOLOSWAG, SDK, FrozenFlame, why did you decide to vote for me? jimbob, IGMEOY for keeping your joke vote on me after a wagon formed around it. *Shrug*. I was interested to see how you reacted before removing my vote after others...
by LaserGuy
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Dark Tower - Mission failure
Replies: 500
Views: 21327

Re: The Dark Tower - Day 1 - Mistrust

Hi everyone! Four votes on D1? I didn't realize I was so intimidating. YOLOSWAG, SDK, FrozenFlame, why did you decide to vote for me? jimbob, IGMEOY for keeping your joke vote on me after a wagon formed around it. On flavor, I've read the Dark Tower books, though it's been awhile, but not a lot of S...
by LaserGuy
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Dark Tower - Mission failure
Replies: 500
Views: 21327

Re: The Dark Tower - Pregame

Confirm.
by LaserGuy
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:04 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Misogyny Kool-Aid
Replies: 56
Views: 5742

Re: The Misogyny Kool-Aid

For the sake of interest, I found an extensive YouTube interview with the film's director, Cassie Jaye. I'm going to assume that the host doing the interview was himself an MRA (looking at his other content, I'm guessing he's a Bill Maher-style libertarian, but I didn't peruse anything further), or ...
by LaserGuy
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Misogyny Kool-Aid
Replies: 56
Views: 5742

Re: The Misogyny Kool-Aid

Millumi wrote:You know that the creator of The Misogyny Kool-Aid movie was a feminist when they started looking into it, right?


So... she's no longer a feminist?
by LaserGuy
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2980
Views: 340266

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I'm talking about public policy. That's literally the first thing I said in the post you quoted. The article in question is also talking about public policy, namely that certain public policy decisions that promote particular types of dwellings (zoning laws, etc.) are having a detrimental effect on ...
by LaserGuy
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Storing Nuclear Waste on the Moon
Replies: 57
Views: 7142

Re: Storing Nuclear Waste on the Moon

Something to keep in mind for those of you who want to put this stuff into orbit: We have 250,000 tonnes of nuclear waste, and produce a few thousand tonnes per year. The entirety of all material that we have put into space, in all of human history, is somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000-20,000 ...
by LaserGuy
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2980
Views: 340266

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Public policy is all about managing the individual interests of people versus collective need. Housing is no different than policy related to taxation or the environment, or health or whatever. In terms of city planning, neighborhoods of single family homes are pretty terrible though. You need way m...
by LaserGuy
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2980
Views: 340266

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I think he may have been making a semantic point that the homeowners themselves aren't necessarily inefficient.

Yes, poor/inefficient land usage is a major contributor to the housing crisis in certain metropolitan areas.
by LaserGuy
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: About Sin-gi-jeon
Replies: 3
Views: 1446

Re: About Sin-gi-jeon

I'm guessing that the main problem with a weapon like this is not so much the destructive power of the initial volley, which, to all appearances, seems quite deadly, but rather that you need to manually reload every one of those arrows if you want to fire it again. You may be able to greatly limit i...
by LaserGuy
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Misogyny Kool-Aid
Replies: 56
Views: 5742

Re: The Misogyny Kool-Aid

Some years back I had some interest in what the MRA movement was up to. I think there are definitely some specific issues where they have legitimate grievances that are probably worthwhile causes to deal with (eg. the prevalence of prison rape and how seriously it is treated, the preferential treatm...
by LaserGuy
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 101826

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

It all happening ....UK exits from Europe, Gibraltar is demanding another referendum to go with UK, Scotland is leaned towards Canada and most importantly to stabilize the economy more immigrants are needed in UK Is Scotland actually leaning toward Canada? The only thing I can find about this trace...
by LaserGuy
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7150
Views: 602671

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Oh, I just fail at reading the setup spec. Clearly mafia :P

I will be able to play starting the 18th, so no problem.
by LaserGuy
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7150
Views: 602671

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Quick note for Dark Tower: It is likely that I won't be able to start playing until Tuesday. I'll try to squeeze in a bit of time on Monday if I can, but it's fairly unlikely, I think.
by LaserGuy
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Breaking Up the United States
Replies: 174
Views: 14969

Re: Breaking Up the United States

If you don't like how one state does things, you can a) try to convince that state why they are wrong, or b) just move to another one. And if a state is acting as a tax haven or a loophole in your firearms controls, then what? Start boycotts for all that state's products. Or convince your legislatu...
by LaserGuy
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 32265

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)

Was the mafia team was a little weak? They had a possible recruit (Znirk only or jimbob too?). Oh wait, just saw this. Well, we were quite a bit weaker than the startup spec you had posted and facing a stronger town. According to what dimochka said in Gojoe, we could only recruit Znirk, and adnapem...
by LaserGuy
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 32265

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)

adnapemit/LaserGuy, who do you think would have been the killer had I sided with you? I have no idea. Even just thinking about it now, I'm going back and forth based on what you might have placed the most emphasis on in your reasoning. My gut feeling is adnapemit would have taken it. We didn't disc...
by LaserGuy
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 32265

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)

Any tips for me? Suggestions / recommendations for how I could improve my modding / balancing / anything else? I'd like to run something again in a couple of months. Overall, I really enjoyed this game and how it all played out. The flavor was interesting and very well written. I think you did a go...
by LaserGuy
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 29565
Views: 1748589

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Can someone give me a quick overview of how a nightless or one night game works? Are there multiple lynches? A bazillion kill powers? What happens if there are multiple factions with competing wincons still alive at the end of the game? [edit]@Sabrar, I'm misreading and your Dark Tower game is a mul...
by LaserGuy
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 32265

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)

Interesting note from the Gojoe thread: There are two survivors - Wirt and RedVex - both of whom have the standard survivor win-con. However, Wirt can team up with three of the alignments under certain conditions (with SK Leoric because he is promised riches, with Town Gillian because he's in love w...
by LaserGuy
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7150
Views: 602671

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

The Dark Tower (Stephen King Mafia) Description: Closed setup. Everyone is a power-role with standard abilities (though perhaps with some slight variations). Speed: 5-7 day Days (depending on number of players). Nightless (actions to be sent in advance). Size: The more the better (hopefully at least...
by LaserGuy
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 32265

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)

Good game all. Well played town and survivors. Full disclosure of scum activity: Me - Butcher, 1 shot strongman Sabrar - Lazarus, 1 shot ninja adnapemit - Diablo, godfather N1 - Sabrar ninja kill bessie (fails) N2 - LaserGuy strongman kill ahippo N3 - adnapemit kills SDK N4 - LaserGuy kills Madge N5...
by LaserGuy
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 29565
Views: 1748589

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Diablo:

Spoiler:
For the record, I am using the NK tonight and will be very surprised if I am alive in the morning.
by LaserGuy
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 29565
Views: 1748589

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Diablo: If everyone can send me night actions early and those with night chat agree to end night, I will start the following day earlier. I'm just going to go ahead and assume nobody actually has night chat at this point and dimochka is just covering his bases. Otherwise, I clearly have no idea ...
by LaserGuy
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AI discussion from The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 71
Views: 8496

Re: Ai discussion from The Darker Side of the News

Not having robots repair your sink is a matter of economics, not technology. Robots are expensive, plumbers less so. The only reason to make a robot plumber is because you need more plumbers than you have the capacity to produce through existing methods. Not a problem currently, or so I believe. Ho...
by LaserGuy
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 101826

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

The EU negotiating guidelines apparently note that any terms concerning the status of Gibraltar is subject to approval by Spain. The UK is not impressed.
by LaserGuy
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 32265

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 5 (The King is Dead!)

That's probably the last you'll hear from me until the end of day. The game is in your hands, jimbob.
by LaserGuy
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 32265

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 5 (The King is Dead!)

Er, he already recruited Znirk. It's clear from the flavor text of Znirk's death that it was on jimbob's end. The fact that you both have lines in your role PMs text pointing to each other makes it fairly clear what is going on. Makes much more sense than a weird extra win condition. I don't know h...
by LaserGuy
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 32265

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 5 (The King is Dead!)

This is ignoring the fact that, based on what you're saying about your respective role PMs, jimbob can just recruit you tonight and take you away from the townie side. It's not a secondary win condition. You're recruitable by jimbob. But I'm sure you already knew that. This is news to me. What make...
by LaserGuy
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:29 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 29565
Views: 1748589

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Diablo Mafia: I still don't know what to make of the whole random/nonrandom spec thing. I'm sure it will make sense when we can see the whole game put together, but it's definitely a liability trying to make a completely truthful claim and have it not be believed because it goes against ...
by LaserGuy
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 32265

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 5 (The King is Dead!)

The scum win is not inevitable until they control the lynch, because even if you support them today, you can change sides at any time. Assuming no powers (except your redirect) and we no lynch today: N5: 3-2-1, mafia kills town without your interference. They do not have a choice to kill you. D6: 2...
by LaserGuy
Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 32265

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 5 (The King is Dead!)

I had to take the kill last night regardless of who is the strongman. jimbob had said he was redirecting adnapemit... if her kill had punched through his redirect, then he'd know who the strongman is. So, are you saying adnapemit is the strongman? Or did you use it last night and you’re bluffing? O...
by LaserGuy
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 32265

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 5 (The King is Dead!)

EBWOP: Uh... weird filter going on?

We will lose t.h.e g.a.m.e.
by LaserGuy
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:07 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 32265

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 5 (The King is Dead!)

I don't think that scum can win without him, so it would be against their self interests to kill jimbob. You're right, we can't win without him. If you lynch one of us today, we will lose twenty dollars and my self respect. We can't prevent that outcome. What we can do is prevent jimbob from winnin...
by LaserGuy
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: So water is blue. Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 2279

Re: So water is blue. Why?

I wonder if Randall was reading this thread.
by LaserGuy
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 32265

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 5 (The King is Dead!)

Of note: as with previous weekends, I will probably not be available from quitting time (PST) Friday until office hours on Monday morning, I really think we should coordinate night-actions before the day is over. Granted the note from the mod about how my PGO reacts with a re-direct, the best way t...
by LaserGuy
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Consequences of climate change
Replies: 23
Views: 3424

Re: Consequences of climate change

One camp says many species will become extinct due to rapid changes in the environment and habitats. Another camp says "SO what? Extinctions occur all the time." Yes, extinctions happen all the time. The problem is that the rate of change of extinctions can change dramatically. The backgr...
by LaserGuy
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logon
Replies: 117
Views: 11446

Re: Logan

That's pretty basic in the concept of a movie. I can't name a movie that manages two languages both taking up decent chunks of dialog with any skill. This bothers me less than the movie skipping people changing clothes or going to the bathroom and brushing their teeth and by that I mean not at all....
by LaserGuy
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 29565
Views: 1748589

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Diablo: Okay, we've lost. Even if we are able to somehow force a no lynch tonight, jimbob can still try to redirect one of us to the other (or freezeblade, I guess), which means it's really unlikely that they'll believe that we've withheld our strongman (again). So th...

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